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planes tried to land at reagan national airport. a passenger on board one of the flights spoke with us only. pamela brown joins us with details. good morning. >> good morning. you can imagine how it would appeal to be a passenger on a flight over the potomac just minutes away from landing when the pilot goes over the loudspeaker and says there's no help from a background -- from the ground. revelations that lone air traffic controller was asleep on the ground has raised bigger questions about staffing at airports across the country. >> i blame whoever put one person in the tower control at 12:00 midnight. >> he was coming from a flightmiami. >> the captain came over the speaker and said you won't believe this but we cannot get in contact with tower control we don't have clearance. >> radio transmission between an american airlines pilot and a regional air controller 40 miles away reveals the pilots was met with radio silence from reagan national after already circling around the airport once. >> nobody is answering. so you can expect to go in as an on-controlled airport. >> moments lat
, some could become severe. by 6:00 in the evening the storms of to the west of us. by 10:00 this evening just to the east of d.c. in the overnight and early morning tomorrow, steady showers. tomorrow afternoon into friday, skies will begin to clear. it will get very cold. mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms later today. 53-68 degrees. much warmer to the south of us in fredericksburg. let's get an update on traffic with lisa baden. >>> getting slow on 95 and 66. still good on 395 inside the beltway, and no accidents across the wilson bridge, moving to the other side of town, 95 in and out of baltimore look good. 95 at 295, there was a crash but that will be gone soon. there's wet pavement on 270. back to you. >> thank you. >>> we begin with new details from the disaster in japan. authorities have once again increased the death toll. the natural disasters or likely killed 18,000 people. at least 9400 people are confirmed dead. thousands are still missing. rising smoke this morning prompted a new evacuation of workers trying to stabilize japan's kubota nuclear plant. >>> our top st
shipped to el salvador today. he will deal with sensitive u.s. policy is used like immigration, narcotics, and gun trafficking. last night the president of chile hosted a dinner for the president and mrs. obama. mr. obama called for a new partnership between u.s. and latin america. >>> collisions strikes continue targeting gaddafi's forces in libya. u.s. military officials say the assault on libyan air defenses have been successful and that the no-fly zone will be extended. emily schmidt has been tracking the latest developments overnight and has the latest. >> good morning. moammar gaddafi has kept a low profile the past couple days, no signs of him amid all the signs of a no-fly zone expanding. this isn't the fourth day after three nights of coalition forces targeting libya. they have gained control of libyan airspace over the eastern part of the country. now the focus is expanding towards the capital of tripoli. the u.s. continues to say that gaddafi himself is not a target. president obama yesterday said that he has called for gaddafi to step down, but the military action is solely ai
of march. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. thanks for being with us. it is 6:00. there's breaking news downtown. first, adam caskey has lots of changes in the forecast. >> big changes. ups and downs in terms of the characters over the next week. that is typical of march. it's tuesday, march 1. notice the clouds have cleared out over the ocean. is an area of high-pressure selling over us and that will bring us sunshine today and tomorrow. that's pushing east. a southerly wind will kick in the bop are tempered results for tomorrow. it will be breezy tomorrow. it's 33 downtown right now. 32 at dulles airport. 37 in fredericksburg. highs in the upper 40's this afternoon with a lot of sunshine. near 60 degrees tomorrow, mostly sunny. let's go to lisa baden now. >>> accident investigation inside the southbound third street tunnel with an accident that occurred around 12:30 this morning. now the southbound tunnel is open. the lanes are reduced as you access from d street. traffic is no longer forced to pass the exit on new york avenue to go down before d street. now you can ac
0 on this thursday. thanks for joining us, i am alison starling. >> i am cynne simpson. we begin with meteorologist steve rudin this morning. >> looking at a few showers out cited this hour, but nothing compared to what we have ice nights with the thunderstorms and the heavy rain. look at the satellite and radar. beginning to break apart. as we look at live super doppler radar, it is to the south and west of the d.c. metro. front royal, culpeper, look for showers over the next couple hours and even a little patchy fog. clearing by lunchtime. high temperatures in the upper 40's to around 50. the extended outlook is coming up. >>> i have a great picture. there was an accident overnight that we have been talking about for several hours. i am glad to tell you that everything is gone. inner loop at 50 toward annapolis. the longstanding truck accident has been cleared from the ramp. they will come back after 9:00 to complete the cleanup. a substantial amount of fuel spilled. 95 normal backup starting to grow. that is the scenario on 66 and 270 out of frederick. back to you. >> thank yo
block of seat pleasant drive. john gonzales joins us from police headquarters with the latest on the investigation. >> good morning. the suspect is still on the loose. the victim has not been identified, but we understand he was a delivery man for domino's pizza. police believe the shooting might have been a robbery but an official motive has not been determined. this happened at 8:30 last night. president found the victim lying on the ground. other residents reportedly heard multiple gunshots in that area. the man was pronounced dead before arriving at the hospital. police are looking into whether there's any connection between that, and the one this morning at a gas station in capitol heights a couple hours ago. not far apart geographically. the man was shot last night at least one time. this is now four homicides in the county in four days. it appears now there are at least 24 homicides in prince george's county so far this year. reporting live from the restored as county police headquarters, john gonzales. >>> investigators are looking for the cause of a two-alarm fire tha
:00 on this wednesday, march 30. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden in a moment. we start with adam caskey. cold and damp. >>> that will be the main next couple the days. will warm up slowly next few days. l have drained off and on as a few wet snowflakes today especially later this morning. we should see more development area later this morning through the next couple days. now the district, temperatures dropping a little. 39 atmartinsburg, culpeper. near 40 today with areas of rain mixing with wet snow ne.imes, light rain and sprinkles with temperatures in 40's.w >>> newschopper 7 is flying the baltimore-washington near 175, notsa, bad. side ofnd is the right the screen. deadlights heading north toward baltimore. distraction at 175 and nsa. other side of town looks good. this is 395 near edsall road. now to news. >>> to check the forecast any tbd.com.ay, log on to >>> a fredericks students under arrest, accused of bringing a school.un to >> this happened yesterday at school andigh trying toors are why he cam
gunman or act of terror? two u.s. airmen dead after an attack at a german airport. a sign of spring. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. great to have you with us. 6:00 on this thursday, march 3. i am pamela brown. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us. time for traffic and weather. there's a water main break in alexandria, but let's begin with adam caskey in this crazy because of weather. >>> crazy in terms of temperatures. up again yesterday in the 60's. down again today. it's a roller-coaster ride that typical in march. beautiful outside this morning, but it is cold. 28 in the district, 19 in frederick, 21 in cumberland, 30 in lexington park. when you factor in the wind, it feels like we are in the teens. the sunshine will lock us into the low 40's this afternoon. for the high temperature downtown today. partly cloudy and cold tonight in the 20's. around 50 degrees tomorrow, garlic cloudy. chance of rain on sunday. now to lisa baden. >>> there's a crash. someone pulled over on the beltway. let's take you to liv
and the ground this week but they may have picked up something important, new secrets help from the u.s. sources tell abc news president obama has signed a secret presidential finding authorizing covert operations to help the rebels. this finding does not direct arms to be provided to them right now although the president could do so in the future. that would put new focus on who the rebels are. secretary clinton said this week we simply don't know as much about them as we would like to know. there are reports the cia has already sent in a small group of operatives to libya. rebels are still turning around in retreat. gaddafi's forces have nearly reversed recent rebel games. this afternoon there will be congressional hearings on capitol hill about the u.s. involvement. yesterday there will closed-door briefings to members of congress. they say that officials told them that there's no decision on whether to arm the rebels yet. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a man who lived in fairfax county the last 20 years is now one of the men coordinating the anti-government uprising in libya. khalifa haftr w
of felony touted use on their three young daughters. it happens inside this two-story family style house on blocked court in bristow. >> you don't do that to a child. they are god's gift. >> prince william county authorities say that on saturday the two trap they're naked daughters in a small room by nailing a 5-foot tall piece of dry wall in front of the doorway. the four-year-old managed to escape and alert and neighbor that herher four-month-old and two- year-old sisters. >> they don't deserve that. >> then the neighbor rescued the other girls and called police. police believe the girls were in the room for no more than a day. neighbors had seen police here before. >> it was kind of lyell. >> this is the second time the county has had to intervene and put her children in south protective custody. her 22-month-old twin boys were found wandering alone years ago on a busy county road. she was sleeping in a nearby camper. it's not clear who has custody of the young twin boys. there's no court date set for the couple. they have been arrested and charged with three counts of felony child ab
. thanks for joining us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. we will check in with lisa baden. first, meteorologist adam caskey. >> good morning. a beautiful picture over the bay. sunrise in about 30 minutes. mostly clear skies overhead at this time. it's got to be another nice day with partly cloudy skies by midday and afternoon. you can see clear skies over the district, 33 degrees right now. we are below freezing for the most part. there are exceptions. 27 in brunswick and hagerstown, 25 in warrenton, 23 in berkeley springs, 29 in chevy chase. highs today in the low 50's with a fair amount of sunshine. mostly cloudy tomorrow, rain tomorrow evening and especially tomorrow night. throughout the entire day on thursday. heavy rain at times. a flood watch wednesday night through thursday. thursday morning could be a tricky commute. >>> what this. going live to newschopper 7 in laurel, maryland, won 97 and the baltimore-washington parkway emerging to gather. a pretty good ride, but heavy volume of traffic spotted between 198, 197, and down to powder mill road is normal. back to y
's not clear what caused the fire. >>> one of two u.s. airman killed outside an airport in frankfurt was from greene county in central virginia. people there this morning are in mourning. 21-year-old zachary cuddeback was in a bus with 14 other enforcement when a gunman opened fire. he graduated from william monroe high school and he played football and ice hockey. >> he was the kind of kid always pleasant and respectful. >> very spirited, polite. >> if these local i probably know his mom and dad. >> the alleged gunman is an ethnic albanian. uka is believed to be a recently radicalized muslim. german authorities said that he confessed to targeting u.s. military members. if they believe he acted alone. >>> president obama called for an end to moammar gaddafi's rein in libya. this comes amid a wave of arrests, killings, and experiences in the country's capital. >> his opponents are trying to organize new protests. emily schmidt has the latest. >> there are reports of new libyan government airstrikes. rebel forces trying to get reinforcements on the ground. now the rebels are getting pretty rein
joins us. >> good morning. the calendar says march, but it may as well be memorial day when it comes to gas prices. they are rising so high, so quickly, it is cavate that is almost unparalleled in history. it has some senators asking the white house what it is going to do about it. the white house tipstaff yesterday's said the administration is considering tapping into the 727 million barrels u.s. strategic oil reserve. these are emergency reserves. it is real for a president to open up that option. the nationwide average is $3.51. that is up 33 cents in two weeks, the second-biggest price increase on record. prices spiked by along with the middle east uprisings. so far there are no shortages, does dealing with the worries that the protests could spread to even larger oil-producing nations like saudi arabia. consumers are faced with paying more and the meantime -- in the meantime. when it gets above $4 a gallon, the demand drops, according to analysts, so than the prices fall as well. many parts of the country are already dealing with the reality of $4 a gallon. we are seeing a lot o
as international pressure increases. the united nations suspended libya from its human rights council and the u.s. senate approved a resolution demanding moammar gaddafi step down. >> there's growing concern about the conflict's impact on the u.s. economy. emily schmidt has that story. >> in libya, change and uncertainty carry a growing cost. in the years ahead, libya -- >> could become a peaceful democracy or face protracted civil war, or it could descend into chaos. the stakes are high. >> the un estimates more than 1000 people have died. libya owes loyalty excess production was cut in half. one of the nation's large its oil facilities say they are not taking sides in the conflict. u.s. consumers are feeling the pinch. gas is up 20 cents a gallon this week. >> it is killing us. we don't go anywhere but work. >> we could see gas between $4.50 dollars a gallon by memorial day and maybe sooner. >> in washington, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says economic recovery is speeding up, but higher oil prices could be. >> sustained rises in the price of oil or other commodities could represent a t
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